Laurel Jean Massey Enser "Lolly" 1935 ~ 2011Comment on this story
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away on a beautiful spring afternoon on May 4, 2011 of congestive heart failure.Laurel was born August 23, 1935 in Maeser (Vernal) Utah, the daughter of John and Gladys Britt Massey. She married Robert John Enser on August 31, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. After high school graduation Laurel moved to Salt Lake City and worked for the telephone company and the LDS Church. She also attended Henagers Business College. Laurel was an active member of the Church during her entire lifetime. She held several positions in her ward and was in the Salt Lake Millcreek Stake Relief Society Presidency. She served 17 years in the Salt Lake Millcreek Stake German Extraction Program and was honored with the plaudits: "distinguishing herself in the German Extraction Program, dedicating her time, talents, and much energy." She particularly enjoyed her assignments teaching Primary, the scouts and working in the Young Women's programs. She loved the scriptures and enjoyed her relationship with the Church's Humanitarian Program. Laurel's greatest joy in life was her association with her family. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly. She taught them the teachings of Christ and His Atonement by her example and love for the gospel. She was a special lady with a delightful sense of humor. She enjoyed gardening and being out in her yard cultivating her flowers. Laurel was a compassionate and caring person. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been the spiritual force to bind her family together during times of uncertainty, sorrow and sickness. She had an unwavering testimony, which was a great help in overcoming obstacles that she encountered in her lifetime. She exemplified President Lee's statement, "The most important part of the Lord's work that you will do, is the work that you do within the walls of your own home." This she has truly done. She is a special and wonderful woman, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Laurel will be dearly missed. Laurel is survived by her husband, Robert, and their four sons: Dru Robert, Sacramento, CA; Brett John, Salt Lake City, UT; Trent William (Tracy) South Jordan, UT; and Blake Timothy (Susan), Kaysville, UT. She has 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the ICU staff and Dr. Scott Hacking at St. Mark's Hospital for their compassionate service and dedicated care to Laurel. Funeral services for Laurel will be held on Tuesday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m., at the Lincoln Heights Ward, 601 E. Mansfield Ave. (3115 So.), South Salt Lake, where friends and family may visit from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment: Larkin Sunset Lawn. Please leave condolences for the family at www.larkinmortuary.com.